July 6th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Fifteen Fresh Air Fund kids â between six and 18 years of age â arrived at SS.C.D. Tuesday.
The boys and girls were welcomed with open arms from local host families for a fun-filled week or more mini-vacation.
Some of the youngsters left their New York City homes for the first time, while others returned to visit the same host family for consecutive summers.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Brodi Lowmaster's powerful pitching and John J Fisher Post 62 of Punxsutawney's lethal lineup were on display Tuesday night at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field in Punxsutawney.
Lowmaster struck out nine through five innings, and both Tyler Skerkavich and Braedon Pennington hit convincing home runs during Punxsy's 13-2 victory over the Clearfield Chiefs in the first round of the Jefferson County American Legion baseball playoffs.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â With Tuesday night's down- to-the-wire win over St. Marys, the Punxsy Little League baseball All-Stars earned another shot at DuBois.
Punxsy, which dropped to the losers' bracket with an 11-1 loss in five innings to DuBois last Sunday, scored nine runs during the first three innings and made some clutch plays defensively Tuesday to edge St. Marys, 10-8.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â With the game tied at two, St. Marys scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning and never looked back, going on to defeat Punxsy 7-5 in the Minor League softball All-Star tournament Tuesday night in Punxsutawney.
"That was the one bad inning we had," Punxsy manager Steve White said. "We had some walks, and we threw the ball around a bit. It was good to see that we were able to fight through it, regroup and fight and claw back. It obviously just wasn't enough, though."
Today's Groundhog Festival Schedule
10 a.m. to noon â Childrenâs Workshops: Settler-era childrenâs activities (ages six to 12) at the Lattimer House. Sponsored by Punxsutawney Historical Society.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. â Kids Projects in the Park.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. â Granpa Cratchet.
10:30 to 11 to a.m. â Registration for Diaper Derby (Crawling Babies) and for Tot Trot (12-18 months on padded course).
11 to 11:30 a.m. â Diaper Derby Race, followed by the Tot Trot Race.
10 to 11 a.m. â Carrie McQueen, Stilt Walking.
11:30 a.m. to noon â Balloons The Clown.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Eagle Riders motorcycle club its revving up for its first-ever âBurrow Thunderâ Saturday.
The 76-mile trip â which will be held rain or shine â departs from the F.O. Eagles No. 1231 parking lot.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Special Olympics.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the ride departing at noon and returning by 5 p.m.
The Groundhog Day Festival held its annual âTeddy Bear Picnic, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Career Womenâs Club, Tuesday at Barclay Square.(From left) winners in âMy Bear and Iâ â Emily Dobbins, first place; Mary Sue Kimmerle, second; and Lauren Kennedy, third. The festival continues today.
Dorothy M. Neal, 96, Punxsutawney (Frostburg), passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Neal was born March 8, 1915, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Jesse and Cora (Huffman) Smith.
She was married to Harvey Neal, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Neal was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed quilting, gardening and time with her family.
Richard C. âWoodyâ Good, 68, Punxsutawney, formerly of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Dayton, a son of the late Laird Doyle and Audradee (Sloniger) Good.
May 12, 1973, he married Doris (Minnick) Good, who survives, his loving wife of 38 years.
For many years, Mr. Good was a log truck driver for Barrett Lumber, but most recently, before he retired, he worked for Aidin Contracting.
Blaine E. Dinger, 81, of Fulshear, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, June 12, 2011.